From what I could find this is a flavanoid product. Flavanoids can be of benefit as anti-oxidants, antihistamines, and anti-inflammatories. Flavanoids have great research in tinnitus which is ringing in the ears. Foods high in flavanoids range from berries to black beans to dill and parsley. So are these product good, yes they are great. I recommend a product with mixed types of flavanoids and I carry a product from Davinci Labs called Flavanoid 1000.
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Q. I am a lifelong vegetarian who considers tofu one of my favorite foods, and I decided to stop eating so much of it? Is GM soy bad for you? – Metilda
OUR RESPONSE: With a vast majority of medical and even nutritional individuals all getting scared of soy, I suggest you really dig into what Asian cultures do with soy and do as they do. I always tell my clients that billions of Asians people cannot be wrong about this plant. So with this said, you need to do soy always, always, always non-GMO or organic! With over 80% of the US Soy GM we have a serious issue with what we have done to the soy plant and have changed its properties and thus how the human body reacts when presented with it. I suggest the chapter in “Food Revolution” by Robbins entitled Frankensoy if you want to get a heads up on what happens in this country with soy. Also if you choose soy, look to sprouted tofu, miso and tempeh or even natto if you can find it as non-GMO or organic and learn how to use a variety of fermented soy food products to implement in your diet. Our cooking classes we keep very focused on vegetarian ideas, not for vegetarians at the class, but just to help people try different foods that they normally would not. We would love to see you there, just check out our website for dates and times.
OUR RESPONSE: Vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin which makes it a little more complex than other vitamins. There are somewhere around 60 different compounds in vitamin E and we tend to use just one in most nutritional supplements, d-alpha tocopherol. (Make sure you use the natural versions, the d form, do not use dl forms). It is OK to use the single forms, but if a mixed form is available please choose that. The next thing to clear up before we get into the details about negative effects with E is that all nutrients work together. Your body chemistry works as a synergy, the Krebs Cycle proves that, if there is too high in one and then not enough in another we have a breakdown in function and energy. E is a great example of why vitamins/minerals need to be done in balanced combinations. E is an antioxidant and antioxidants are electron donors, they donate an electron to free radicals (these are formed by natural cellular metabolism and by environmental exposure, cigarette smoke, chemical food additives etc…and are single electrons). These free radicals do damage to cells and tissue that lead to cell death, shut-down, or hypo function. Electron donning is essential for free radical elimination. E has 2 electrons to donate, so if all you are doing is high E then a E molecule donates 1 electron to a free radical and becomes free radical itself (prooxidant). Then as E turns into a very powerful free radical, damage can be done. That is why I tell people if you are taking just E you need to add on at least some Vitamin C (Ascorbate form – NOT Ascorbic Acid). C has 3 electrons, so even as it donates 1 electron to E to make it antioxidant again it is still safe with 2 electrons. So my rule is E at 400iu needs to be matched with C 500mg at a minimum (combining with Grape Seed Extract can be even more effective, since it has almost infinite electrons). Hopefully this explanation is easy to follow. I love to tell people that through nutrition, bio-chemistry makes sense to me! Just memorizing in school with little application was more than just a little confusing. Thanks for a great question!
OUR RESPONSE: From all that I have been able to track down since about a year ago, when I started to get inquiries on African Mango, look positive. All the insight into it stresses the fact you need to make sure you keep the dose high and take it three times daily. I always point out to people that weight loss is an effect of many things all together, diet, health status, exercise, sleep, and detox ability. When all things are properly combined the body will be ready for fat loss. Supplements like Green Tea, African Mango, Rhodiola, Ginseng, 5-HTP & Guarana can then come in and do a great job. Good Luck.
OUR RESPONSE: You are the second person to ask me this today. I believe that Dr Oz was promoting these products. I have carried the White Kidney Bean Extract in the past. I currently have it on order for the person who inquired today. Now on to the Raspberry Ketones. I was not familiar with this and currently cannot find it from any of my suppliers. The fat burning abilities that it claims to have look promising, but I have not seen much research on it yet. I know that he is also recommending L-Carnitine and with looking at a few concepts about raspberry ketones and the combined effects it really is playing into creating clean cellular energy. Which means not just creating a scary metabolism boost in you like phentermine but a healthy energy for you boosting your metabolism in a way that will keep it strong over time. A few things used currently like green tea extracts and panax ginseng are nice ways to boost a healthy metabolism and if you need to suppress an appetite then hoodia or 5-HTP can have great effects.